ASME Section VIII, Div. 1 Pressure Vessel Design
Code Design Requirements for Pressure Vessels
Remote Online Attendance:
participants attend remotely (from home or workplace) and interact with the live instructor through an online video meeting on the scheduled instructor-led training dates.
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Please be aware, there are two different CASTI courses available on the subject of ASME Section VIII, Division 1. Review the course description below and compare it to our ASME Section VIII, Division 1 Fabrication course before registering.
The design requirements of ASME Section VIII, Division 1 will be explained and the application of those requirements demonstrated through example problems. General, material, and fabrication requirements with related documentation will be covered. Participants will not only gain knowledge for design of safe and economical vessels, they will also learn how to select proper materials, avoid common fabrication problems, and prepare data reports. A number of important Code Cases, on the topic of more economical construction, will be introduced. The latest Code revisions and the work being performed on future revisions will be reviewed.
Who Should Attend
Individuals involved with the purchase, design, fabrication, or inspection of pressure vessels. (Engineers, designers, fabrication personnel, QA supervisors, and inspectors who work for pressure vessel owners, fabricators, inspection companies, EPC's and government agencies.) Some degree of technical background will be helpful, but individuals are not required to have an engineering degree or previous work experience in the subject matter.
Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
Each participant will receive a digital CASTI Certificate of Completion with 32 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for attending all 4 days of the scheduled training.
Course Outline [+]
Introduction to the ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel (B&PV) Code
General Requirements of Section VIII, Division 1
Design Criteria and Strength Theory of Division 1
General Design Rules
- Shells for internal pressure
- Heads for internal pressure
Introduction to Buckling
- Shells for external pressure
- Heads for external pressure
- Flat covers
Sizing of Stiffeners
Design for External Loadings
Design of Nozzles for Piping Reactions
- WRC Bulletins 107, 297 and 368
Definition of Joint Categories and Joint Efficiencies
- Post weld heat treatment (PWHT)
- Non-destructive examination (NDE)
- Welding requirements and weld details
- Carbon and low alloy material requirements
- High alloys
- Heat treated materials
Overpressure protection requirements
Stamping and documentation requirements
Introduction to Flange design
Comparison with Division 2
Research and development work being performed
- PVRC and elsewhere
Design Example Problems
Questions and Answers
Problem Solving Workshops
- With practical examples
Required Code Documents
All participants must bring the ASME Section VIII, Division 1 Code to this class. A course notebook will be provided to all participants by CASTI.